Reimagined Components: Antique Patent J #397147 # skeleton key and sterling silver Oval peridot gem stone pendant strung on 24" 3mm gun metal box chain.
1888's Take: Ali and I were treasure hunting at an every Sunday flea market on Fairfax street in LA today. It was very close to an area that I used to live in before moving to Nashville. I recall loving that time in my life and living in the middle of all of that city... as I spoke I realized more and more how much I would never want to return to that part of my life...if given the chance I'd never want to live it again so to speak...I'm glad that it existed...but I have no need to go back. I think that's growth...evolution...an acceptance that we don't need to return to lives already lived. We should appreciate and take pieces with us as we move from chapter to chapter but the constant movement and ever changing cadence of pace...is life in its truest state. It seems that life never moves backwards....or even forwards for the matter...it more so remains in a steady state of now...and a return to another time will never be possible. Let the feeling of evolution and growth be the comfort you need to let go and continue the natural evolution of your earthly experience.
Peridot is known as the stone of prosperity and happiness.
~Keys / Locks~
The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once in a lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure or secrets or even change time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…
Historically, Companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves…but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you…one key one lock…but what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.
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